HTC has surprised its fan base with unveiling the HTC One M9+ today at press event in Beijing, China. The new smartphone is an upgraded version of the company’s One M9 flagship and features a fingerprint sensor as well as a 2K display.
The HTC One M9+ has a unibody metal body that gives identical looks of the HTC One M9. However, there are some changes on the hardware and software front to give users an enhanced smartphone experience.
For the first time in its history, HTC has mimicked Apple and Samsung and provided a fingerprint sensor featuring physical home button on the HTC One M9+. The physical button is claimed to have multi-directional sensors that lets the user to unlock the phone by simply placing a finger on the sensor in any direction.
Apart from the fingerprint sensor, HTC has provided a 5.2-inch QHD (2K) display on the One M9+ to deliver better results than the One M9. There is a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) chipset that comes along with a 2.2GHz octa-core CPU, PowerVR G6200 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The HTC One M9+ has 32GB on-board storage and sports dual front-facing speakers with 5.1 channel Dolby Audio surround sound technology and HTC’s BoomSound experience. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system out of the box with HTC Sense 7 UI on top that brings an enhanced HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Themes.
On the imaging front, the HTC One M9+ sports a 20-megapixel Duo Camera on the rear, similar to the last year launched HTC One M8, and an Ultrapixel camera sensor is available on the front. HTC has also provided its proprietary camera app on the new smartphone that earlier debuted on the One M9.
Besides, the One M9+ has dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and a microUSB port. It packs a non-removable 2,840mAh battery comes in Gold, Gunmetal Grey and Silver color options.
HTC has not yet revealed any details about the price and availability of the HTC One M9+. However, it mentions that the smartphone will soon be available in China.